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—  Always wandering, always seeing.  My travels and my thoughts as I move about life.

What many are missing. (And I don't leave myself out)
I don't know if you've noticed, but it seems as though there are a ton of new photographers out there. Call them what you want; moms-with-cameras, guys-with-cameras, or Uncle Bob photographers, they are out there. Sometimes I even consider myself one of them. Though I've been shooting since the film days, I still feel like a total newbie sometimes. What separates the "real" photographers from the hobbyists is the desire to improve.
The Google+ conundrum
There has been much talk about Google's new social networking platform and their Terms of Service, especially regarding their use of photos uploaded to the site. Many professional and semi-professional photographers go crazy whenever they see legal-eze terms and fear for the future of their images. Bah! I say, and there are a couple reasons why.
Binocular composing
Have you ever used a microscope? I'm not talking about the toy-variety with the mirror to reflect sunlight through your onion peel, but a real-life, professional, laboratory quality microscope for examining some of the tiniest organisms. With my background in biology and my career in microbiology, I have spent many, many hours of my life staring down the barrel of a 'scope. Years and years ago, a professor in college taught me a very valuable lesson.
Do I have to surrender my Geek Card?

I am absolutely amazed at how many people out there love photography just for the gadgets. These people can rattle of model numbers with the speed and accuracy usually reserved for the alphabet. Unsurprisingly, they have specs, price, and popularity committed to memory and available at a moment's notice. These guys also seem to have almost limitless amounts of disposable income. They invariably have the latest, greatest, and valuable-est (to stretch the parallel construction) equipment out there. I just don't get it.

Scott Everett
International Charity Model Search

I am so happy to be participating in the International Charity Model Search to select North America’s Cutest Kid and to raise funds for the non-profit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation. (NILMDTS.org)

Your $175 session fee includes up to an hour model session, one image submitted to the international gallery, and a $25 donation to the charity. In addition, 10% of every print order is donated in the form of votes for your child's photo.

Scott Everett